Booval fair supporting foodbank
OFFERING needy Ipswich families a lifeline, Booval Fair has thrown its support behind a statewide Foodbank campaign.
Booval marketing manager Kelly Beaverson said until the end of January, people were encouraged to donate any kind of non-perishable food, sealed toiletries and baby food.
She said donations were picked up weekly by All Purpose Transport and taken to the Foodbank base in Brisbane.
The non-denominational group distributes food and grocery industry donations to welfare agencies which feed the hungry, with donations distributed in the Ipswich region by organisations including Harvest Rain.
“Donating a can of food is a simple and easy way to help improve the lives of those in need,” Ms Beaverson said.
“By simply purchasing an extra can during your weekly grocery shop, you can help contribute to the daily needs of local families.
“With the global financial crisis and cost of living increases, many families have gone from being okay to being on the borderline.
“It is good if we can help them out and ease the burden.”
Ms Beaverson said donations could be left in the collection bins at the front of Woolworths.